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David James Pritchard

David James Pritchard

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation

About Me

I spent the first 22 years of my legal career defending medical malpractice cases for physicians and hospitals, and therefore gained great insight into the inner workings of hospitals and medical clinics. In 1999, I joined Salvi, Schostok, and Pritchard P.C. 


 


Since becoming a Plaintiff attorney, i have obtained more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements for victims of negligence and medcial malpractice.  I have also been honored to receive the "Highest Rating for Legal Ability and General Recommendaiton" by Martindale Hubbell American Law Directory, and named among the "Top 5% of all Lawyers in Illinois" by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Leading Lawyer Network.


 


In addition, I also have great interest in medical and ethical issues and have served on the Ethics Advisory Board of Children's Memorial Hospital.  As a part of many years of aiming to help children suffering from cerebral palsy and other brain and birth injuries I served on the Board of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago, and as Board President of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago.  Currently I serve as Chairman of the Board of Friends Without A Border, which founded and runs Angkor Hospital For Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%

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Contact Info

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.

22 W. Washington Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL, 60602

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
2014 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2014
2013 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2013
2012 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2012
2011 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2011
2010 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2010
2009 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2009
2008 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2008
2007 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2007
2006 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2006
2005 Super LawyersIllinois Super Lawyers2005
Selected as one of the Top Lawyers in IllinoisLeading Lawyers NetworkN/A
Highest Rating for Legal Ability"AV" Martindale Hubbell American Law DirectoryN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSalvi, Schostok, and Pritchard P.C.1999 - Present
Partner and ShareholderGessler, Hughes & Socol, Ltd.1990 - 1998
Capital PartnerRooks Pitts & Poust1980 - 1990
AssociateMcKenna, Storer, Rowe, White & Farrug1977 - 1980

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Build CambodiaBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Leading Lawyers NetworkN/A2003 - Present
National Campaign for Tolerance Southern Poverty Law CenterFounding Member2003 - 2006
Center for Perinatal Medicine and LawInternational Advisory Board2003 - Present
United Cerebral Palsy Association for Greater ChicagoBoard of Directors2003 - 2006
Friends Without BordersN/A2003 - Present
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeN/A2001 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1999 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesN/A1999 - 2006
Gastro-Intestinal Research FoundationBoard of Directors1993 - 1995
American Judicature SocietyN/A1992 - 1994
Children's Memorial HospitalEthics Advisory Board1992 - 1999
Young Scholars ProgramCo-Founder and Director1990 - 1996
Society of Trial Lawyers of IllinoisN/A1988 - 2008
International Bar AssociationN/A1987 - 1990
Legal Club of ChicagoN/A1987 - 1995
Legal Assistance Foundation of ChicagoPast President, Board of Directors1985 - 1998
Trial Lawyers Club of ChicagoN/A1985 - 1992
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1977 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Arroyo v. United States of AmericaBench Trial Verdict: $29,159,535
Cunningham v. Undisclosed HospitalSettlement: $12,500,000
Quadros v. Undisclosed Medical ProviderSettlement: $12,500,000

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Clinics of PerinatologyA Plaintiff Attorney's Candid View of Medical Malpractice2005
ITLAMedical Malpractice Trial Notebook, 2003 (co-author)2003
ITLAMedical Malpractice Trial Notebook (co-author)2002
ITLAMedical Malpractice Trial Notebook, 2001 (co-author)2001
ITLAMedical Malpractice Trial Notebook, 2000 (co-author)2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola UniversityN/AMA - Masters1992
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Loyola UniversityN/AB.B.A.N/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Settlements, Liens & Technology SeminarMediation2014
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Deposing Parties & Professionals SeminarDeposing Liability Experts2013
Student Conference - American Society of LawMedicine and Ethics2011
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association WebinarPractical Tips for Producing or Deposing Medical Experts2009
DePaul Law SchoolDeposing Expert Witnesses in Complex Litigation Cases2009
Chicago Bar Association SeminarAttorney Liens2009
Health & Wellness Fair - Chicago Bar AssociationImproving Quality of Life Through Meditation2007
Retreat for CEOs, featuring H.H. Dalai LamaCompassionate Leadership2006
WKRS RadioSo Called Tort Reform2005
AMA/ABA SeminarLitgation Implications for New Developments in Pediatric Neurology2004
Risk Management Seminar, All Columbia Hospitals ChicagoFundamentals of Personal Injury Litigation1998
Illinois Institute for Continuing Education SeminarHow to Depose a Doctor1998
Midwest Podiatry ConferenceMedical Malpractice and Importance of Communication1997
Illinois Society of Neurosurgery- Annual ConferenceMedical Malpractice and Neurosurgery1997
Children's Memorial Hospital- Multidisciplinary ConferenceResuscitation Efforts in Criminal Cases1996
Children's Memorial Hospital Ethics RetreatLegal Overview Ethical Problem Areas1995
Children's Memorial Hospital Ethical Grand RoundsDischarging Patients When There is Nowhere to Go1995
National Law Insitute of YakutiaThe American Judiciary System1994
Moscow Law InstituteThe American Judicial System1993
Children's Memorial Hospital Ethics Ground RoundsMedical, Ethical and Legal Issues Involving the Terminal Child Patient and Parents Who Won't Give Up1993
Children's Memorial Hospital Ethical Ground RoundsEthical Issues When the Child Patient and Parent Disagree on Treatment1992
Cjhicago Bar Association SeminarThe Obligations and Rights of Treating Physicians in Personal Injury Cases1991
Chicago Bar Association Tort Committee LuncheonIllinois Medical Malpractice New Law Update1991
Podiatric Medical Association MeetingRisk Management: Implications of the National Medical Practitioner Data Bank1990
Chicago Osteopathic Academic Association SeminarTrial of Medical Negligence Cases1988
Chicago Bar Association SeminarPreperation and Trial of a Medical Negligence Case1988
Illinois Manufacturers' Association SeminarThe Product Liability Challenge1986
Midwest Podiatric Educational Group SeminarThe New Medical Malpractice Litigation1985
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education SeminarThe Effective Defense of Civil Litigation1985
American Society of Appraisers SeminarForensic Appraisals1985
Illinois Podiatric Educational Group SeminarLegal and Legislative Developments in Medical Malpractice Litigation1983
Chicago Bar Association SeminarTrial of Comparative Negligence Cases1983
Illinois Podiatric Educational Group SeminarHow to Avoid and What to Expect in Medical Malpractice Litigation1982
American Society of Appraisers SeminarThe Appraiser as an Expert Witness1981